- A seed-eating songbird that typically has a stout bill and colourful plumage.
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- The true finches belong to the family Fringillidae (the finch family), which includes chaffinches, canaries, linnets, crossbills, etc. Many other finches belong to the bunting, waxbill, or sparrow families
- Finches get bigger, fish gets smaller, but a finch is still a finch and a fish is still a fish.
- Their bills are slimmer than those of most finches.
- Sometimes they are called Painted finches, or Rainbow finches.
Old English finc, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vink and German Fink.
More definitions of finchDefinition of finch in:
- The US English dictionary